How To Defeat Margit the Fell Omen In Elden Ring

Margit, the Fell Omen is the first main boss available to face off in Elden Ring’s Limgrave region. Taking guard in front of the Stormveil Castle Legacy Dungeon’s entrance, you must beat him to gain entrance. While there’s no shortage of difficult enemies in Limgrave, Margit is the toughest boss you’ll fight at the beginning of your playthrough.


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Margit’s attacks are fast, calculated, and relentless, demanding a level of concentration and discipline that no other boss has required thus far. There are many ways to approach this battle, but here are the ways that worked for us so that you can implement them into your strategy.

Updated December 8, 2023, by Sean Murray: If you’re looking for an edge on Margit, the Fell Omen, you’ve come to the right place. This guide has been updated with improved formatting and more breakout tips to make defeating Margit easier than ever. We’ve also given this guide more links to other helpful Elden Ring topics.


Margit, The Fell Omen Overview

Elden Ring Margit Boss

Margit, The Fell Omen Overview

Location

Castleward Tunnel, Limgrave

Optional

No

Summons

Players and Spirit Ashes

Drops

Talisman Pouch

Weak To

Bleed, Jump Attacks

Margit is a major difficulty spike from the bosses you’ve fought before. We recommend that you level up a few times and get your weapon to +2 before facing this boss. Getting some good spirits and maybe even a co-op partner isn’t a bad idea, as Margit’s attacks are difficult to read.

Similar to the bosses you’ve fought before, Margit is susceptible to critical hits once his poise is broken, so a flurry of melee attacks or heavy jump attacks can stagger him with ease. It’s also possible to bleed Margit, removing large chunks of his health bar when his bleed gauge is filled.

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Margit, The Fell Omen Attacks

Margit the Fell Omen getting ready to swing their staff in Elden Ring

Margit gives little room for recovery throughout this fight. His attacks are relentless and somewhat tough to predict, yet his slow windups and overhead swings allow you to reposition or counterattack. Take advantage of the elevation differences in the arena, and use your Spirit Ashes to turn the tide.

Here’s everything Margit can throw your way.

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How To Beat Margit, The Fell Omen

Hitting Margit the Fell Omen with the Blood Blade Skill in Elden Ring

Melee and ranged builds will need to rely on different tactics to overcome this boss. Regardless of your build, it’s recommended that you summon spirits and have a shield handy. Margit’s onslaught of attacks makes them tough to dodge during your first few attempts. Use a shield to tank some of the hits to get a better idea of his attack patterns and telegraphs.

Physical Attack Recommendations

Using the Reduvia Dagger's Blood Blade on Margit the Fell Omen in Elden Ring

Shields with good physical and magic resistance are recommended if you’re not comfortable dodging attacks yet. Weapons that deal rapid slashes or heavy attacks—scimitars, twinblades, and greatswords are solid options—can break Margit’s posture quickly, leaving him open to a critical hit.

The Reduva Dagger also works wonders against Margit. If you have the stats to wield it properly, rely heavily on its Blood Blade Skill. The Blood Blade will launch sharp blades of blood at your target, filling up Margit’s Bleed Meter. Once it’s filled, he will lose a large chunk of his health.

Magical Attack Recommendations

Casting a Magic Incantation in Elden Ring

Casters have it rough for this fight. It’s recommended to bring a shield and at least a group of spirits. Lone Wolves and Godrick Knights work great for this fight. You can also summon a sorcerer NPC (named Rogier) near the entrance to Magrit’s arena, should you need more assistance.

Let your spirits take the brunt of Margit’s attacks as you pelt at the boss with your spell or ranged weapon of choice. Even with help, stay on your toes; the boss can easily leap on top of you at any moment.

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Tips For Margit, The Fell Omen

Elden Ring Margit the Fell Omen

  • Level up and upgrade your weapons before attempting this fight. If you rush to this fight right after the tutorial, you’re going to get destroyed.
  • Unlock Spirit Ashes before attempting this fight.
  • Consider using blood grease or weapons that can inflict bleed. Hemorrhaging Margit’s health can drastically hasten this fight.
  • When Margit is recovering from an attack, two-hand your weapon and use a heavy jump attack. This will deal massive poise damage, breaking his poise entirely in just a few hits.

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